Oregon State Voter Qualifications Conform with Federal Qualifications, Measure 10 (1974)

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The Oregon State Voter Qualifications Conform with Federal Qualifications Amendment, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure lowered the minimum voting age for all elections from 21 to 18, reduced the state residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days and eliminated the requirement that every voter be able to read and write the English language.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1974)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 362,731 50.50%
No355,50649.50%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

10. REVISES OREGON VOTER QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - Purpose: The measure amends the Oregon Constitution to conform with U.S. Constitution by lowering the minimum voting age for all elections in Oregon from 21 years to 18 years. Reduces the state residency requirement from six months to 30 days. Eliminates the requirement that every voter be able, except for physical disability, to read and write the English language.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.